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Francisca Skoogh

Piano

Francisca Skoogh made her debut at the age of 13 with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and has since established herself as one of Sweden´s foremost concert pianists. She was the recipient of the prestigious ”Premier Prix” in both chamber music and piano at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris and the Soloist Diploma at The Royal Danish Music Conservatoire. Francisca has been awarded the soloist prize in Stockholm as well as second prize at the Michelangeli Competition in Italy.

Francisca Skoogh is a frequent guest at both national and international music festivals and as a soloist she appears regularly with several of the Swedish orchestras and she has co-operated with conductors such as Heinz Wallberg, Ruth Reinhardt, Susanna Mälkki, Gianandrea Noseda, Michail Jurowski and Pinchas Steinberg. During recent years she has had a close cooperation with conductor Leif Segerstam with concertos by Brahms, Beethoven and Rachmaninov. Francisca has performed together with several of Sweden’s foremost musicians and has premiered various works by contemporary composers. She has ongoing collaborations with composer Staffan Storm and Royal Court Singer Anna Larsson, alto, among others. Francisca´s recordings have received rave reviews and can be found on Spotify and Youtube.

Francisca has a PhD in Artistic Research and is a senior lecturer at the Academy of Music in Malmö, Lund University. Her thesis “Transforming Performance: An inquiry into the emotional processes of a classical pianist” challenges classical music performance culture through a series of experimental collaborative projects. Her particular interest lies in how this culture shapes the psychological experience of performance from the perspective of the individual musician.

Francisca is a licensed psychologist. She has used psychological theory, her clinical experience as psychologist and her experience as a performing artist in courses and lectures such as ”The Performing Human Being”. She is the founder of Performance Centre at Malmö Academy of Music.

In 2018 she was elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

Participated in festivals